Post-Frame Advantage Online University Enhances Continuing Education Opportunities

The Post-Frame Advantage Online University has enhanced its continuing education opportunities for architects, design professionals and structural engineers to learn in depth the benefits of post-frame construction in light commercial applications.

Participants will earn one American Institute of Architects (AIA) or Professional Development Hour (PDH) continuing education credit per session.

There are two curriculum areas in the Post Frame Advantage Online University: Engineering Design of Post-Frame Building Systems and Architectural Design Options for Post-Frame Building Systems.

“Each curriculum consists of three one-hour sessions and it is recommended to take them in order,” says Harvey Manbeck, PE, PHD, NFBA technical consultant. “To ensure participants will have the latest information, these sessions include the most up-to-date post-frame technology and cost ratios available.”

The new courses reflect the latest design principles in the second edition of the Post-Frame Building Design Manual, published by NFBA in 2015.

Engineering Design of Post-Frame Building Systems

  • Session 1: Introduction to Post-Frame Building Systems: The core essentials of modern post-frame construction.
  • Session 2: Architectural Alternatives for Post-Frame Building Systems: Function and form alternatives for interiors and exteriors possible with post frame.
  • Session 3: Modern Post-Frame Structural Design Practice: Current principles for post-frame construction presented in an engineering perspective.

Architectural Design Options for Post-Frame Building Systems

  • Session 1: Post-Frame Buildings: A Light-Commercial Mainstay: The basics of post-frame construction and how it is an ideal building system for light-commercial applications.
  • Session 2: Architectural Diversity of Post-Frame Building Systems: The diverse style possibilities of post-frame construction.
  • Session 3: Modern Post-Frame Structural Design Practice: An Introduction: Structural design options for post-frame buildings.

Manbeck says that additional sessions would be added later this year in the Engineering Design of Post-Frame Building Systems curriculum. “Session 4 will give instruction on the design of shallow isolated pier foundations,” he says. “And Session 5 will explore modern post-frame structural design practices in more detail.” More courses are in the works for the coming year.

Courses may be taken at any time and it is quick and easy to get started. Visit the Post-Frame Online University, choose a session, and register to receive continuing education credits today.

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